By Jon Smith

For patients in need of vital transplants, fast and accurate tissue typing can mean earlier treatment and a better chance of survival.  Next generation sequencing (NGS) is revolutionizing human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing by providing allele-level resolution in a single high-throughput step. 

Automating the HLA by NGS workflow

Jon Smith reviews the benefits of automating NGS sample preparation for HLA sequencing.

Until recently NGS was considered cost-effective only for large-scale operations; all that is changing with the evolution of more integrated solutions which cater to the needs of busy HLA labs.

Jon Smith, Manager Application Sciences, reviews the advantages of integrating multiple platforms and protocols through automation solutions that embrace the entire process of NGS sample preparation—from extraction of high quality gDNA through to library preparation and pooling for sequencing.   Working in collaboration with Promega and Illumina®, Tecan has developed automated protocols that interface seamlessly with ReliaPrepTM *and TruSight® kits* to simplify sample preparation for HLA sequencing.

Discover the benefits of automating sample preparation for HLA sequencing. Watch the video now.


*Products mentioned are intended for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.